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Old 10 December 2006, 13:16   #1
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Osprey or Scorpion

Hi,

I am replacing rib and was interested to know if you guys could help me choose between a couple of boats:

Scorpion 8 meter with 225hp
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Osprey Vipermax 7 meter with 225hp

thanks to all

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Old 10 December 2006, 13:29   #2
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Do you want speed or crusing? If it's speed the Osprey from what people say - also look at the Revenger - great hull.

Stepped or normal???
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Old 10 December 2006, 13:47   #3
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Which Scorpion is it? there is a very fast one for sale at the moment with a 225 that I know plenty about..

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Hi,

I am replacing rib and was interested to know if you guys could help me choose between a couple of boats:

Scorpion 8 meter with 225hp
or
Osprey Vipermax 7 meter with 225hp

thanks to all

Kevin Smith
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Old 10 December 2006, 14:51   #4
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Hi and thanks,

I am looking for speed and leisure use.
the scorpion is a 8.1 "hardnose" year 2000 with 500 engine hours, not sure if hull is stepped.
the osprey is a vipermax with 300 hours, both have mercury motors.

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If there the two I'm thinking of they're both yellow,
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Old 10 December 2006, 15:10   #6
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They might be yellow but question is - if YOU were to be in a position to be ABLE to have one which one would you have....?

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Old 10 December 2006, 15:14   #7
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Out of those 2 it would be the Osprey for me!
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Out of the two I would choose the Osprey, looks a lot smarter, better colour co-ordinated, plus I seem to remember reading on here that the Scorpion has some stress cracks on the deck.

Good luck whichever you choose.
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Thanks Nauti Boy!

Do you refer to the actual boat for sale? You guys seem to know what boat is for sale, from where and by whom!

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Thanks Nauti Boy!

Do you refer to the actual boat for sale? You guys seem to know what boat is for sale, from where and by whom!

Kevin
My guess is

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/RSL028/

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http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F105728/
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Old 10 December 2006, 15:26   #11
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That scorpion has been for sale for going on 2 years & yes someone has said that it has some cracking on the deck!
The Osprey is owned by Ozz how posts on hear contact him by pm, very nice boat well looked after I believe. Was tempted my self by this one!
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Old 10 December 2006, 15:28   #12
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WELL IMPRESSED! 2 out of 2.

What do you think really..

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Old 10 December 2006, 16:49   #13
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As said above, contact Ozz.
Although I never got to see his boat (I would very much of liked to) I found Ozz an honest and descent guy, selling what I believe to be a very good boat.

If I was making a choice between that Scorpion and the Vipermax, then the vipermax would be my choice.

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They are both lovely looking boats - i would be tempted by the osprey but it must come down to condition - have a look at both and see which is in better nick!!!
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I absolutely love that Vipermax, have seen photos of it before on here.

Love the name too
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Old 11 December 2006, 03:15   #16
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Old 11 December 2006, 03:20   #17
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The fact that the engine is 200 hours 'newer' means I too would go for the Osprey, but why not contact both and sea trial both, that way you can be sure you are making the right decision for you.

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Even though it has tubes I'd buy it right now if I had the cash, and that is not a small concession from me at the moment
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Old 11 December 2006, 05:22   #20
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Strictly speaking the Scorpion should be a better quality build and I would expect it to be.

The only way to tell is to have a look at both boats and see which one you prefer. The issue of cracking could be a serious issue so a good look at that is in order.

If it was me I'd pick the Scorpion

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